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Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ Priorities Aren’t Exactly New Ideas

Last month, congressional Democrats unveiled their “Better Deal” agenda ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, promising new and improved ideas to push the party forward. But while some of their policies might be seen as improvements, not much is new.<p>“[M]any Americans don’t know what we stand for,” …

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Trump Returns to Campaign Mode — And Lashes Out

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Remember when we wrote that Unscripted Trump is vastly different from Teleprompter Trump? Well, as expected, Unscripted Trump spoke in Arizona last night – …

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First Read’s Morning Clips: The 12 Days That Changed the ‘16 Election

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Here are the 12 days that changed the ’16 election</b><p>The big read this morning! One of us(!) takes a big, deep dive into how Hillary Clinton lost. “In the nine months since the election, political observers have pointed to various reasons why Hillary Clinton lost and Donald Trump won: …

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Why Trump’s Low Poll Numbers May Not Matter

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Sen. Cardin Not in Favor of Military Surge in Afghanistan

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joins MTP Daily to discuss President Trump’s plan for Afghanistan and what he hopes will become of America’s longest war.<p>Up …

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GOP Rep.'s Message to the Left: Give Trump a Break

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) joins MTP Daily to discuss President Trump’s rally in Arizona and the recent violence in Charlottesville.<p>Up next in:<p>MTP …

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Unscripted Trump Heads to Tense Rally in Phoenix

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>If Charlottesville taught us anything, it’s that a scripted President Trump can be vastly different from an unscripted Trump. And that’s why the tone of his …

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First Read’s Morning Clips: Trump’s Afghanistan Plan

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: President unveils new approach – but no new details</b><p>From NBC’s Ali Vitali: “President Donald Trump announced a new approach — but no details — for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Monday, marking a major policy reversal for the man who in recent years had insisted America pull out of the …

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ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms

American Civil Liberties Union Attorney Lee Rowland joins MTP Daily to respond to the critiques they are receiving about how not defending hate …

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Trump Prepares to Announce Afghanistan Strategy

General Wesley Clark joins MTP Daily to discuss President Trump’s announcement tonight on the path forward for the United States war in …

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Trump Looks at the Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

President Trump took a quick look at the solar eclipse today without the special glasses. Watch to find out how other lawmakers spent their Eclipse …

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GOP Rep: Some Counter-Protesters Had Violent Purpose

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) joins to discuss Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville and says that some counter-protesters in …

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New Polls Show Trump’s Presidency Stands on Perilous Ground

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Trump’s presidency stands on perilous ground<p>WASHINGTON — A week after his controversial comments about Charlottesville and ahead of his address tonight to the …

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First Read’s Morning Clips: Addressing the nation on Afghanistan

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Addressing the nation on Afghanistan</b><p>President Donald Trump will address the “path forward” in Afghanistan in a speech Monday night.<p>The New York Times: “President Trump, who has been accused by lawmakers of dragging his feet on Afghanistan, has settled on a new strategy to carry on the …

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Meet the Press - August 20, 2017

NBC News - Meet The Press<p>“08.20.17”<p>(BEGIN TAPE)<p>CHUCK TODD:<p>This Sunday, after Charlottesville. President Trump makes his "both sides are to blame" argument.<p>DONALD TRUMP:<p>But you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.<p>CHUCK TODD:<p>Equating the white nationalists with the …

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Donna Edwards: More GOP Should Stand Up to Trump

Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) talks to NBC’s Jordan Frasier about the president, Charlottesville and the state of Congress in today’s Post Game.

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Former GOP Rep.: If Leaders Are Silent, ‘They Wear The Cap’

After the events of the last week, when violent clashes broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Trump faced bipartisan repudiation for his responses, one former member of Republican leadership has warned that if political leaders stay silent on what's …

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Is Kid Rock Popular Enough in Michigan to Win?

WASHINGTON — Kid Rock, the provocative musician who calls himself the “Pimp of the Nation” and peppers his lyrics and political rhetoric with unprintable language, wouldn’t exactly be a typical Senate candidate.<p>But, at least right now, the rocker’s popularity ratings aren’t dramatically different …

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'Embarrassed' Voters in Midwest States Rate President's Conduct

In Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a majority of registered voters give President Trump's job approval a negative number and say they are "embarrassed" by his conduct.

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Is Violence Ever Acceptable in the Face of Hate Groups?

Richard Cohen, President of The Southern Poverty Law Center, and Mark Bray, Author, “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” debate the tactics used by White Nationalist counter-protesters.

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Vice News Tonight: 'Charlottesville: Race and Terror' Excerpt

Vice News Tonight produced a frontline look at white nationalists in Charlottesville. The full video is available at Vice.com.

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Should Americans Look to President Trump for Grace After Disaster?

Peggy Noonan, Eugene Robinson, Donna Edwards and Stephen Hayes discuss the President Trump's reaction to Charlottesville and ask how the presidency is changing.

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Watts: When Leaders are Silent, They Are Agreeing With KKK

Former Congressman J.C. Watts (R-Okla) tells Chuck Todd that now "is not a time for us to be afraid to be tweeted" by the president.

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Full Watts Interview: 'Disappointed' in Faith Leaders on WH Council

Former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) tells Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview that President Trump is having "right now" moments that define his administration.

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Trump’s Approval Rating Stands Below 40 Percent in Three Key Midwest States

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s job approval rating in three key states that helped propel him to the White House — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — stands below 40 percent, according to a trio of NBC News/Marist polls.<p>In addition, Democrats enjoy double-digit leads in Michigan and …

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'Politics: The Outer Fringe' Extremism Across America in 1966

In 1966, Edwin Newman reported on political political extremism across the country for a special documentary, "Politics: The Outer Fringe."

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Full Young Interview: 'Our job was not to put down white people'

In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, civil rights leader and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young says that the solution to a fight over race is to not get mad, but to "get smart."

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Andrew Young: Trump is stuck in a nationalist 'trap'

Civil rights leader Andrew Young tells Chuck Todd that he believes the president is acting nationally, despite his experience running a global business.

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The Solar Eclipse Brings Political Predictions

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